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Bomber Group GB II/15

3rd Squadron
4th Squadron


Historical

On the date of the outbreak of the German attack of May 10, 1940, the GB II / 15 is attached to the Group No. 15 of the "Reserved Air Forces" of the ZOAE (East Air Operations Area)..


Staff

Commanders of the group GB II/15
Commander GUITTENY
 
Commanders of the 3rd Squadron
Captain LACHEVRE
 
Commanders of the 4th Squadron
Captain SANTINI Jean
 

 


Personnel

Pilots and crew of the Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
Civil-statut
Photos Citations & Decorations
BATISDE
Sergeant
Radio
     
BAUDRY
Staff-Sergeant
Pilote
     
BREZAUD
Sergeant
Pilote
     
DEGALOR
Chief Warrant Officer
Pilote
     
DESRUELLES
Master-Corporal
Mechanic
     
GUITTENY
Commander
Crew Chief
Cder of Group
     
LACHEVRE
Captain
Crew Chief
Cdt 3rd Sqn.
     
SANTINI Jean
Captain
Crew Chief
Cdt 4th Sqn.
     
VERMAS
Staff-Sergeant
Mechanic
     

 

 

Stories of crews

Crews of Group
Names of crew members
Rank
Function
Sqn.
Informations
       
 
     
     
     

 


Airfield

Airfields
Period of use of airfields
Names
County
Avord
18 - Cher
September 3, 1939
Romilly-sur-Seine
10 - Aube
November 2, 1939
Reims-Courcy
51 - Marne
December 16, 1939
Saint-Yan
71 - Saône et Loire
May 10, 1940
Lézignan
11 - Aude
June 16, 1940
Oran-La-Sénia
Algeria
June 18, 1940
Sétif
Algeria
June 19, 1940
Thélepte
Algeria
June 24, 1940

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Itinerary of the GB II/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aircrafts

The GB II/15 was equipped since its creation, following aircrafts :

The used aircrafts are described in the accessible file by the link below. You will find N of series, Registration, date of affectation to the group, and fate of the plane there.

In this list are identified :

  • 1 Potez 25
  • 1 Bloch MB131
  • 5 Farman F221-1
  • 3 Farman F222-1
  • 2 Farman F222-2
  • 2 Farman F223-3

 


Casualties

The GB II / 15 did not have any losses to deplore during the Campaign of France.

 


Sources

- The citations or decorations listed are extracted from the Official Journals archived in « Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France »
- The dates and places of birth of the Group's personnel are taken mainly from the site : "Mémoires des Hommes"
- Book : "Ils étaient là" by Mr Jacqueline and Paul MARTIN - Editions Aéro-Editions
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